Monday, 24 July 2017

T stands for Tag Tuesday and More

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at

My lovely friend Chrissie is hosting, and has chosen the theme of

💗My 💚favourite 💛colour 💙combination.💜

You are free to pick the colour and style you like,
just show us your faves. You can enter as often as you like,
and tags of all formats are allowed.
so hope to see your colourful tags there.
And Chrissie is offering a great prize, so pop on over to our blog
when the challenge starts and learn all about it!

I made a chunky tag  made from wood which Sandie sent me 
some time back. Aqua and white, accompanied by some glitter,
is one of my fave summer colour combos.
I  painted the tag with gesso, pressed the molded
rose into the wet paint, and gave it a coat of hologram
varnish when it was dry. The feathers were also coloured
with some peacock feather distress oxide ink.

At Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday some of us did an
ATC swap last week for the fourth anniversary. I made this
set of 4 ATCs with a holder for Bleubeard and Elizabeth, and
as it has already arrived I can show it now. I used lots of sewing
again. And I would like to welcome all of the nice ladies of
the T gang:

I am linking to Simon Monday challenge, you've got the edge - sewn edges.

I baked a nut and vanilla cream cake at the weekend, and
there's plenty for everybody, so grab your forks
and help yourselves!

My drink was, as always, coffee, and here some photos of the
Market Square:

And some photos of my corner of the world:

On Saturday evening the farmer baled the hay on the field
behind the house, I took these photos from my balcony. It was
fun to watch!

Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Weekend, fresh air and sunshine

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy!
For Elizabeth's summertime love theme at Art Journal Journey I found
one more page in my folder - I thought I had shown them all
already. The mermaid is trying to photo-bomb the lady on
the yacht and get in on her selfie.
Images used are from Serif and Mischief Circus.

For Wilma's cake theme at Tag Tuesday I have another
coffee and cake tag. I have visitors coming this weekend
so will be baking a chocolate cream cake, yummy!

Yesterday I was out rather early for my walk, before the sun got too hot. 
I love this time of day when not too many people are
about. The stream is looking rather murky after the recent storms:

I enjoy the beautiful gardens on my way down to the Rhine:

The butterfly bush is growing by the road:

The fields and willows are lush and green:

The tourist buses were parked at a cool spot:

The farmers were busy trying to bring in the hay before
it rains or storms again:

It was beautiful by the Rhine:

The succulents are growing in the walls of the castle ruins:

A few other early risers enjoying the peace and quiet:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Gift bags

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy!
We got through the storms here without too much damage,
some places it was really bad, but this time we were lucky here, 
for which I am very thankful.

A couple of weeks back I went to IKEA with a friend. I didn't need
to buy any furniture, but I found some pretty, curly bamboo plants
and some craft paper bags, one packet with stripes and one with spots.
I decided to alter them a bit to make them into gift bags. I added rose rub ons to these 2, and then did some stamping and stenciling with archival black.

I collaged  paper napkins to these 2.

I added some more splodges of white, and doodled round the spots before
adding the sentiment:

On this one I added more splodges and then stenciled some black spots.
This was a a quick and easy way to make some pretty gift bags,
which will be useful for cookies or tags or whatever I put in them.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday

 Some more impressions from my walks:

Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!